NewSchool Student Team Wins First Round of Design Build Institute of America’s Student Competition

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For the second year in a row, a NewSchool team of students took first place in the initial stage of the Design Build Institute of America’s (DBIA) 2015 National Student Competition - Western Pacific Region. According to the Executive Director of DBIA and the Competition Chair, “the competition was extremely strong, and the regional jury members were very impressed with [the] team’s qualifications and responses to the RFQ.”

The NewSchool team will advance to the next stage of the competition and won a $1,500 stipend.

Participating students and alumni include Jose Ponce (team captain), Chris Lerma, Jaime Mello, Beatrice Soto, and Luis Valdovinos. They will work with NewSchool Construction Management Chair George Welch as they begin the preparation of a design/build plan for a virtual project.

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